Traditional Vs. Continental Fencing Panels
Posted: November 26, 2012
Categories: Product Advice
We have an extensive range of fence panels to choose from including our popular Paloma and Lap panels. Many of our panels use timber that is FSC-Certified as coming from a sustainable and well maintained source. Our panels are also either Dip-Treated or Pressure Treated at our factory, which allows us to offer a 10 or 15 year guarantee against rot and decay, respectively.
But how do you decide what to use?
Our Fencing is divided into traditional and contemporary style-types, the differences are explained below:
Traditional Fencing Panels
Traditional fence panels are the UK's most popular style, comprised of horizontal or vertical timber boards with either a waney or straight edge. These are generally cheaper fencing panels than continental-styled, but still offer durability, security and privacy.
Taller horizontal overlap or vertical featheredge panels are ideal for use in you back garden, where you what to obscure to view in and deter unwanted guests.
There are a variety of traditional fence panels that are suitable for front and rear gardens
Our low-level Palisade fencing is perfect for defining the boundary of your front garden, without looking uninviting. This fencing will give a rustic, country cottage feel to your front garden – you have a choice of rounded, square or gothic tops.
Contemporary / Decorative Fencing
Contemporary continental-style fence panels, also known as decorative panels, provide the same security and privacy as traditional panels, but have a more attractive design. This designs style can be expressed through how the timbers are weaved, through a curved top or by the addition of a delightful top trellis.
Our contemporary fencing options are a great way to freshen up the look of your garden and creating a great focal point. Low-level, character packed panels can be used to create an inviting boarder to your front garden. This is particularly true for our trellis topped range of panels.
Our trellis screens are an exceptional way to section off parts of your garden. They would also look amazing with your climbing roses growing up them.
After something a little different?
Check out our rustic woven Willow fence panels, they add a countryside charm to your garden , naturally low-maintenance.